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Moscow renews its denial of what was reported about its "secret talks" with Washington over Ukraine


"Its purpose is to sow discord."

Moscow renews denial of reports of its :

"secret talks" with Washington about Ukraine

Russian foreign affairs denied reports alleging "secret talks" between Russia and the United States on Ukraine's settlement, warning that such lies would continue to be promoted with the aim of "sowing discord."

Russian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said :

in remarks to the Russian channel "I"

on Wednesday:

Unlike the US media :

Lavrov has not conducted any negotiations on

any second or third track about Ukraine.

This is fake news that was deliberately pumped. This issue will continue to be raised in the future, in order to destabilize us, including from within. 

She added that the promotion of

such false news "will continue in order to sow doubts in our positions..

The States of the global South have seditious ranks and undermined their confidence in our country "by claiming" that Russia remains ready to conduct some kind of paralegal negotiations (with the West) even as they supply weapons to Ukraine. This is invalid. "

Zakharova emphasized that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's meetings with political experts were "nothing more than exchanges of views."

Earlier :

NBC reported :

  • citing unnamed sources, that former U.S.
  • officials held secret talks with Lavrov in April to
  • create conditions for negotiations to end the conflict in Ukraine.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Salevan has commented on this information that U.S. President Joe Biden's administration did not transmit any messages about Ukraine to Lavrov through experts in New York in April.

White House

denies holding secret talks with Russia over Ukraine

The US national security adviser :

Jake Sullivan, commented on the news that US representatives had held secret negotiations with Russia over Ukraine, saying "this didn't actually happen."

"I am grateful to you for this question, because some media outlets have reported things that haven't really happened," Sullivan said during a White House briefing in this regard.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier denied the news.